Monday, May 9, 2011

Take Five

When the White Sox broke the 2-2 tie with 3 runs in the 10th inning on Sunday afternoon to win in Seattle it created an interesting and very random statistical oddity.

With the win by the Sox, all seven American League games played on Sunday included a team that scored exactly five runs. According to STATS LLC, it was the first time in 18 years that such a quirky thing happened with a full schedule. On Aug. 10, 1993, all seven NL games featured one team scoring precisely two runs. The last time it occurred with five or more runs was July 20, 1955, when all four AL games had at least one team score exactly six.


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